Giuliani was again sued for defamation by Georgia 2020 poll workers

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has been sued again for allegedly defaming two former Georgia 2020 election officials, just days after they won a $148 million jury verdict against him for defamation of character.

Ruby Freeman and her daughter Wandrea “Shaye” Moss filed a new lawsuit against Giuliani on Monday, seeking an injunction to stop him from further defaming her and damaging her reputation.

“Defendant Giuliani’s statements, coupled with his refusal to agree to continue to refrain from making such statements, make it clear that he intends to continue his campaign of targeted defamation and harassment,” the lawsuit says. “It has to stop.”

The lawsuit was filed in response to comments Giuliani made last week during and immediately after a trial in which a jury decided he must pay $148 million in damages to Freeman and Moss for his crimes related to the 2020 election spread conspiracy theories about her.

Freeman and Moss gave emotional testimony during the trial about how the conspiracy theories endangered and destroyed their lives.

Just hours after the verdict, Giuliani conducted a live interview on Newsmax “in which he repeatedly claimed, either directly or at least implicitly, that he was in possession of video evidence that established the truth of his allegations against Freeman and Moss.” Freeman and Moss on the lawsuit.

The lawsuit also cited comments Giuliani made to reporters during the trial last week that what he had previously said about Freeman and Moss was true.

Giuliani was found liable in Washington in August by U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell for defaming Freeman and Moss by making false claims that they had rigged the vote count. A jury trial was held to determine damages.

Giuliani, 79, declined to testify in the compensation trial despite repeatedly publicly saying he would do so.

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